« Dating » site imports 250,000 #Facebook profiles, without permission
two provocateurs who launched LovelyFaces.com this week, with profiles—names, locations and photos—scraped from publicly accessible Facebook pages. The site categorizes these unwitting volunteers into personality types, using a #facial_recognition algorithm, so you can search for someone in your general area who is “easy going,” “smug” or “sly.”
Or you can just search on people’s real names.
The duo behind the site say it’s #art, not commerce.